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The Different Causes and Treatments of Thinning Hair in Women

Many people assume that hair loss only affects men. However, more than 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss in their lifetimes. The most significant cause of women’s hair loss is female-pattern hair loss, which comes with aging.

The most common reasons for women’s hair loss are age-related issues, with 40% of women experiencing hair loss by middle age. However, hair loss can affect any girl or woman at any time.

The earlier you start treatment for female hair restoration, the more effective it will be. Schedule your consultation at Balance Hair Restoration when you start to see changes in your hair.

Women’s Three Types of Hair Loss

Anagen effluvium—typically caused by medications, like chemotherapy or radiation, that affects hair follicles in the growth stage. It causes sudden hair loss anywhere on the body and can sometimes become permanent if hair follicles are damaged.

Telogen effluvium—typically caused when an increased number of hair follicles reaches the stage where hair falls out. This type of hair loss is typically temporary due to extreme physical or emotional stresses, including:

Androgenetic alopecia—typically referred to as female-pattern hair loss. It is the most common type of hair loss women experience and it is caused by heredity and age-related factors like hormonal changes. It’s characterized by a thinning hair on the top and sides of the head.          

Best Hair Loss Treatments for Women

Topical Hair Treatments for Women

Over-the-counter hair loss treatments, like minoxidil or Rogaine, can help prevent further hair loss and may also improve hair density. It’s important to follow the directions thoroughly. Typically, this product takes 6 to 12 months before you’ll be able to determine if it’s working for you. If it is helping your hair loss, you’ll need to continue using the treatment indefinitely to maintain fuller hair.

It is important to note that these drugs are not safe for pregnant women or women who want to become pregnant.

Hair Transplants for Women

Female hair loss typically responds well to hair transplantation. Dr. Malhotra uses Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)—a cutting edge technique that is less invasive and more effective. There’s no need to shave your head, and there is no significant scarring.

Dr. Malhotra conceals the donor area on the back of your scalp. From here, he removes the necessary hair grafts to implant in areas where more fullness is desired.

While many hair restoration centers shy away from addressing the more complex cases of female hair loss, Dr. Malhotra and our experienced team use advanced skills to craft beautiful hairlines for women.

Schedule Your Consultation with Balance Hair Restoration Today!

Double board-certified plastic surgeon and specialist in hair loss Dr. Pramit Malhotra and the expert hair restoration team at Balance Hair Restoration understand the importance a woman places on her hair—it often represents her identity, femininity, and style. We are ready to be your partners through every step of your female hair restoration journey.Get ready to partner with Ann Arbor’s best women’s hair loss solution providers! Contact us today or call (734) 913-5100 to learn more!

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